Soft Start Controllers feature integrated bypass relay.

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Suited for pump, fan, and conveyor belt applications as well as water/wastewater and HVAC industries, DS7 Soft Start Controllers provide smooth acceleration and deceleration of load, minimizing shock to mechanical components. Units are available for current ranges from 16-32 A. With asymmetric delay angle control, devices help make torque behavior similar to 3-phase starter. UL approved controllers can take 24 Vac/Vdc or 110 V/230 V of alternating control voltage.



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Eaton's New Soft Start Controllers Help Customers Reduce Energy Costs and Increase System Life



Pittsburgh ... Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation is introducing the DS7 line of compact, high performance, soft start controllers designed for customers who require reliable and efficient soft starting. The DS7 soft starters provide smooth acceleration and deceleration of the load, minimizing shock to mechanical components, extending life of the system, increasing reliability, reducing downtime and lowering costs. Designed for pump, fan and conveyor belt applications, as well as water/wastewater and heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) industries, the DS7 soft starters reduce the demands made on a motor during start up, resulting in reduced energy requirements.

"By minimizing mechanical and electronic impact on the system, soft starting increases component life," said Ram Tenneti, product manager, Eaton. "The DS7 soft starter can control motor deceleration, reduce peak in-rush current, minimize penalties from utilities and reduce costs."

Because of its small size, the Eaton DS7 soft starter can provide customers with the benefits of soft starting without necessitating a change in enclosure sizes or additional assemblies. Additionally, it has an integrated bypass relay.

The DS7 is available for current ranges from 16 to 32 amps. With an asymmetric delay angle control, the DS7 helps make torque behavior similar to a three-phase starter. It can take 24 volts (V) of direct or alternating current, or 110V/230V of alternating control voltage. It is also Underwriters Laboratories (UL) approved.

Eaton's electrical business is a global leader in power distribution, power quality, control and automation, and monitoring products and services. Eaton's global electrical product series, including Cutler-Hammer, Moeller, Powerware, Holec, MEM, and Santak provide customer-driven solutions to serve the power system needs of the data center, industrial, institutional, public sector, utility, commercial, residential, IT, mission critical, alternativeenergy and OEM markets worldwide.

Eaton Corporation is a diversified power management company with 2010 sales of $13.7 billion. Celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2011, Eaton is a global technology leader in electrical components and systems for power quality, distribution and control; hydraulics components, systems and services for industrial and mobile equipment; aerospace fuel, hydraulics and pneumatic systems for commercial and military use; and truck and automotive drivetrain and powertrain systems for performance, fuel economy and safety. Eaton has approximately 70,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com.

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